Title -  'Quaker Gun' in Centreville, Virginia  

 

Description -  A "Quaker" gun, used by the Confederate army.  These "guns" were not guns at all, rather logs carved to look like cannon for the purpose of deceiving the Federals into believing that they (the confederates) had more firepower than they actually possessed.  They were known as Quaker guns because the Quaker religion did not believe in war and, much like the log cannon, would not participate in battle.  Photographed in Centreville, Virginia, with a soldier demonstrating his sense of humor.

 

Description Source -  Library of Congress

 

Year -  1862

Confederate "Quaker Gun" Decoy at Centreville, VA

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